Why a Dallas Ordinance Has Bike-Share Companies Worried

The draft, up for discussion May 16, doesn’t mandate dockless bike sharing and includes a per-bike fee on companies to limit oversaturation.

This Electric Scooter Mayhem Sounds Just Like When Cars Were First Introduced

Scooters are not killers (yet), but the anger they’ve inspired echoes that which accompanied the arrival of the first automobiles.

Chicago OKs Punitive Strategy to Curb Double-Parking Drivers

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | More subpoenas expected at Atlanta City Hall … Michigan lawmaker perplexed by teacher shortage … Colorado River dispute … and beachfront property owners don’t like the idea of “managed retreat.”

Dispute Over Florida Passenger Rail Project Gets Airing in Congress

The rail controversy has lawmakers raising questions about guidelines for tax-exempt private activity bonds.

Puerto Rico's Blackout Is Now the Second-Worst in History

If you look at the number of hours customers lost access to electricity stemming from a single event, the disruption from Hurricane Maria has been massive.

2018 Hurricane Season Awaits Communities Still Recovering From 2017

Local officials have pushed for hazard mitigation funds as well as outstanding FEMA reimbursements.

New Worries Over Aging Underwater Pipeline in Great Lakes

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Kansas City mayor decries sales tax cap plan … coding error leads to Mass. headache … new wildfires in Arizona … and historic changes coming to Vermont gun laws.

Seattle Mayor Wants to Add Tolls to Congested City Streets

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | New D.C. rule roils food truck operators … Detroit suburb sues state agency over “bogus” water-quality test … state-run auto-IRA programs face industry opposition … and a tough winter strains public works budgets.

New Jersey Looks to Lead U.S. Offshore Wind Development

The industry, long dominated by Europe, has been making its way across the pond with governors and state legislatures as its champions.

More Cities Are Banishing Highways Underground—And Building Parks on Top

The urgent need to repair or upgrade many half-century-old urban expressways also is fueling the construction of so-called freeway caps.

Seattle Mayor Pulls Brake on Streetcar Expansion Project

Advocates of the Center City Connector fear that if the project is scuttled, federal funding for other local transportation priorities could end up in jeopardy.

Foxconn in Choppy Waters Over Plan to Drain the Great Lakes

Wisconsin courted the Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer hard, but there are questions whether the state's economic development deal violates the Great Lakes Compact among eight U.S. states and two Canadian provinces over water use.

Breaking Up Is Easy. Reforms Are the Hard Part

Findlay, Ohio broke ties with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after a decade of frustration and flooding. Now their mayor wants the feds to change how they do business.

When Your Downtown Is Built Over a Flood-Prone Creek

You can’t always out-engineer the uncontrollable forces of water. But Walla Walla, Washington has—thus far—been pretty fortunate in its efforts to tame a local stream.

Trump to Stump for Infrastructure—Again

The president will highlight his public works plan in Richfield, Ohio on Thursday.

N.Y. Governor’s Plan to Use City Property Taxes Alarms Mayor

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | County dissolves flood-prone village near Mississippi River; Fla. proposal would pressure Miami-Dade County; 100-gigabit network in N.D.; Boise is booming; and dismal news for Pa. dairy farmers.